Editing The Icon Menu System (2:47 min)

Project: Modify the Icon Menu





        Completion of the Icon Menu System Lesson.


Objective:  In this exercise, you add an icon function to the Insert Component icon menu. Adding an icon function inserts a custom symbol. Then you add a submenu, and copy the icon function from the main page of the Insert Component icon menu and paste it onto the submenu.




1:  If the Project Manager is not displayed, on the Project tab, Project Tools panel, click Manager.



2:  If Custom_Components_NFPA is the active project, skip to step 6. If it is open but not active, in the Project Manager, do the following:
■ Right-click Custom_Components_NFPA.
■ Click Activate.
■ Skip to step 6.


3:  In the Project Manager, click Open Project.


4:  Browse to where you installed the exercise files and select Custom_Components_NFPA.wdp. Click Open.


5:  From the Projects list, click the expansion node next to Custom_Components_NFPA to expand the drawing list.


6:  Right-click Custom_Components_NFPA_04.dwg. Click Open.


7:  Zoom in to DV427 on rung 427.



8:  On the Schematic tab, Other Tools panel, click Icon Menu Wizard.



9:  In the Select Menu File dialog box, make sure ACE_NFPA_MENU.DAT is selected. Click OK.


10:  In the Icon Menu Wizard dialog box, in the NFPA: Schematic Symbols preview window, right-click in an empty area. Click Add Icon > Component.


11:  In the Add Icon - Component dialog box, do the following:
■ For Name, type HDV1 IconMenu
■ For Image File, click Browse.
■ Browse to the project directory. Select HDV1_IconMenu.png
■ Click Open.


12:  Under Block Name to Insert, do the following:
■ Click Browse.
■ Browse to the project directory. Select HDV1_IconMenu.dwg
■ Click Open.


13:  Click OK. The new icon is created in the preview window.



14:  In the Icon Menu wizard, click OK to close the dialog box.


15:  On the Schematic tab, Insert Components panel, click Icon Menu.



16:  In the Insert Component dialog box, NFPA: Schematic Symbols preview window, click HDV1 IconMenu. Specify the insertion point on rung 427, just to the right of the original.


17:  In the Insert/Edit Component dialog box, click OK to end the insertion.



18:  On the Schematic tab, Other Tools panel, click Icon Menu Wizard.



19:  In the Select Menu file dialog box, make sure ACE_NFPA_MENU.DAT is selected. Click OK.


20:  In the Icon Menu Wizard, right-click in the NFPA: Schematic Symbols preview window. Click New Submenu.


21:  In the Create New Sub-Menu dialog box, do the following:
■ For Name, type Custom Symbols
■ For Image File, click Browse.
■ Browse to the project directory. Select Custom_Symbols.png
■ Click Open.
■ For Menu Title, type Custom Symbols
■ Click OK.



22:  In the NFPA: Schematic Symbols preview window, right-click HDV1 IconMenu. Click Copy.



23:  In the Menu list, select Custom Symbols.


24:  Right-click in the Custom Symbols preview window. Click Paste.
The HDV1 IconMenu icon is displayed.



25:  Click OK to exit the Icon Menu wizard.


26:  To test your new submenu, do the following:
■ On the Schematic tab, Insert Components panel, click Icon Menu.
■ In the Insert Component dialog box, click Custom Symbols.
■ In the Custom Symbols dialog box, click HDV1 IconMenu.
■ Specify an insertion point on rung 427, just to the right of DV427A.
■ In the Insert/Edit Component dialog box, click OK.